Designed by a passionate wing shooter and gun dog fanatic, the SUMMIT is the first fully customizable upland strap vest created to provide a true-fit tailored fit. Simply put, the Final Rise Summit vest will be the most comfortable vest you've ever owned. Our all function, no fluff approach delivers a work horse system at a mere 2.85 lbs. This streamlined vest has endless versatility and is guaranteed to meet and exceed the demands of any serious upland hunter.

Each system is hand sewn by our team using premium, American made and sourced components and materials.

System Highlights & Included Pieces:

  • Structured Game Pouch for easy loading of birds
  • 3 Built in Zippered Storage Compartments (Rear Panel and Each side of Game Bag)
  • Non-Padded Shoulder Harness to ensure clean and consistent gun mounting
  • Lumbar Pad and Weight Bearing Waist Belt for unmatched support and comfort
  • Bladder Compatible with both Vertical and Lumbar Style hydration systems
  • Emergency Dog Carrying Ability
  • Compatible with all Final Rise Accessories
  • 2 x Shell Pouches w/ Zippered Exterior Pouch
  • 2 x Water Bottle Holders
  • 2 x 32 oz Squeeze Bottles Included ($20 Value)


Vest Details:

  • 2.85 lbs - Lightest Full Sized Upland Vest on the Market
  • Constructed of 1000D and 500D Cordura 
  • Grommets in game bag and shell pouches to ensure no water accumulation
  • D-Rings on each side of Waist Belt for Electronic Transmitters
  • Multiple Attachment Points on Shoulder Harness for Transmitters or Hydration Hoses

System Includes everything shown in main product images. All other items from the drop-down list below are optional accessories that can be added to customize your Final Rise System.


**Blaze Orange Models provide 375 visible cubic inches of legal orange. For states requiring 400 or more, please consider adding additional accessory pouches to outfit your Summit to comply with legal requirements. 


Use the drop-down fields below add accessories, to custom build your Summit system.

Color: Ranger / Brown

  • Ranger / Brown
  • Ranger / Blaze
  • Ranger / Pink
  • Khaki / Brown
  • Khaki / Blaze
  • Multicam®

Waist Size: 22"-27" (SM)

  • 22"-27" (SM)
  • 28"-36" (MD)
  • 37"-43" (LG)
  • 44"-52" (XL)
  • 53"-60" (XXL)

Torso Length: Under 20" (SH)

  • Under 20" (SH)
  • Over 20" (REG)
**Please allow up to 1 week for accessories & 2-3 Weeks for Vests due to High Volume of Sale**

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Shawn Barrong
Great best for challenging terrain!

This is by far the most comfortable vest I’ve used in my 25 years of upland bird hunting! Carries all the weight on hops and low back with no pressure on shoulders or upper back. When hunting steep chukar country everything stays in place. It does cost more than others but is worth a great deal more than those. Absolutely worth the extra cost over cheaper vests!!!

Great quality, great service, what more could you want in a vest?

I was fortunate enough to get one of the original Summit vests in 2020 and have used it for pheasants, chukar, turkey, and anything else in the uplands ever since! It distributes weight extremely well and holds weight like a dream. The build quality is second to none and made in the US is just the icing on the cake!

Bob P.
All my other vests are now for friends and guests!

I love it.

• Big dog water bottles that are well located and easy to reach.
• I like the volume of the bottles and the softness of the bottle material.
• Stiff openings in the water bottle pouches make it very easy to stash the bottle without having to take my eyes off my dog or the woods.
• Well located and spacious pockets for more ammo after I’ve missed that grouse…
• Terrific lumbar support. Boy does that feel like heaven after a few miles.
• Shoulder straps that do not interfere with gun mount.
Open front which does not catch on the raspberry brambles that are everywhere in northern Wisconsin. Hitting one of those in a regular vest is like throwing out an anchor. Wham!
• Open front that sheds heat (unlike the conventional vest).
I wear an OWB holster for my 10mm Glock at about the 4 o’clock position and it sits right behind the right-side water bottle. Perfect.
• Nice zippered compartments for dog treats and my Leatherman.
• Everything snugs up neatly with the straps.

If there is something lacking in this vest, I cannot imagine what it is. All my other vests are now consigned for use by guests and friends!

Jeff Lander
Best of the Best!

Man I’ve owned my share of upland vests over the years, of which had their issues. Too heavy, too loose, heavy material, and useable space. That changed when Final Rise came on the scene. Matt’s attention to detail and experience in the uplands has produced a vest unlike any other. Custom fit, loads of space for gear, and accessories for that gear has put Final Rise ahead of the pack. Plus their gear is made in house, on American soil.
Matt and Darby are salt of the earth folks who go the extra mile to produce the best product, and they have crushed it. Wonderful people who care deeply about what they produce for the upland scene. You won’t regret your purchase, it’s money we’ll spent!

Josh R.
Everything you need for bird hunting and more!

The quality of this vest is second to none, love that this product is handmade here in the USA. The rigidity of the game pouch is fantastic makes loading birds on the go easy and something you don't need to think about. The shell pouches are a fantastic size. They are simple to open and grab shells even when wearing gloves. This is a vest I can wear all day long and not realize it is on my back which is exactly what you want when you are in the rough and rugged country some of these birds love to be in! Final Rise you knocked it out of the park with this!

Redefining Comfort and Function in the Uplands

The Final Rise Summit System is the latest and most innovative Strap Vest design on the market. With a desire to deliver quality and a lifetime value in  upland gear, FINAL RISE set out to raise the bar and create a premium upland strap vest utilizing the latest advancements in materials, components and design.

What separates the FINAL RISE System from other Strap Vests on the Market? It’s a long list..

WEIGHT - 1.5 lbs lighter than other Strap Vests

The old saying goes, ounces equal pounds and pounds equal pain. The older I get, the more that saying rings true! It doesn’t matter if you’re hunting chukar, prairie chickens or thick grouse cover, weight matters. At a mere 2.8 lbs, our vest is on average 1.5 lbs lighter than anything else available without jeopardizing the quality and lifetime value of the product. What does 1.5 lbs really mean though? It means you can carry almost a full extra liter of water BEFORE your vest weighs as much as another when it’s empty. 

The FINAL RISE System delivers all the carrying capacity, comfort and none of the bulk at a fraction of the weight.


There is no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to any hunting gear - especially picky Uplanders like ourselves. We have our style, our way and once we find something we like, and works, it’s hard to switch it up. Trust us, we get it. We’re just like you. 

Because we understand the need to create a system that functions perfectly for your needs,, the FINAL RISE vest is the perfect platform that includes all the essential parts you’ll need, but gives you a foundation to add additional pockets, accessories or whatever your mind can think up. How? PALs, or MOLLE, webbing. 

Throughout each part of the vest you’ll notice there is horizontal webbing. This is referred to as PALs or MOLLE webbing. It’s a 1” mil-spec webbing that allows for endless accessory options . From the waist belt to the shoulder straps, sides of the bird bag and even the exterior of the shell pockets, there’s a spot to add what you want, where you want it. Don’t need it? Don’t use it. Need it? Give ‘er hell! It’s a simple, straightforward and easy way to build YOUR kit, YOUR way. It doesn't get any better. 

WAIST BELT - True Weight Bearing for Comfort & Balance

The foundation of any strap vest is the waist belt. The theory behind a strap vest, as the shoulder straps are the most minimal part of the system, is that the waist belt should hold the weight, balance the bag front to back and deliver comfort. Without a proper fitting waist belt that is truly weight bearing, the design is mute. Our contoured hip hugging waist belt holds your system rock steady. like a well trained dog on point.

SHOULDER STRAPS - Streamline and Unobstructive

If there’s one thing you shoulder straps should NEVER do, it’s impede proper gun mount. Mount the gun wrong and it’s an ice cube's chance in hell you’ll knock a few birds down out of the covey you just hiked 5 miles to find. The FINAL RISE shoulder straps are a minimal, non-padded, functional asset to the vest and when properly adjusted, leave your shoulder clear for an easy mount. No more blaming the vest when you whiff a bird.. Maybe point the finger at your shell choice next?

Additionally, each shoulder strap has 2 rows of horizontal webbing that ride just above the semi-tacky material that sits on the front of the vest, just above the sternum strap. Perfect for hanging handhelds and other accessories that you like to keep on your chest and at the ready at all times. 

Last and certainly not least, each shoulder strap adjusts in 3 locations to allow the PERFECT fit. There is no other vest, backpack or gear item on the market with this feature. By allowing adjustment at the bottom of the strap, where it connects to the waist belt, the middle of the strap to cinch them tighter to your body, and at the rear of the shoulder straps, where it attaches to the bird bag and allows for proper torso length, you can dial in your vest so that it sits at the optimum position and ensures a comfortable and properly balanced system.

SHELL POCKETS - 3 Stage System

If there’s one part of your vest that gets used, it’s the shell pockets. In and out, in and out, shoot, reload.. Repeat 10000000’s of times. 

Our shell pockets offer the best of both worlds with a clam-shell style zipper that keeps the pocket completely closed during travel or when you have objects in a pocket you don’t need quick access to. Option 2 utilizes the fold over lip with a small touch of velcro that provides quick and easy access to shells when you’re pushing thick cover and want to keep rain or debris out of the pockets. Lastly, like any shell pocket should, you can simply tuck the lid down inside itself for an unobstructed way to keep shells at the ready. 

Our pockets are both large enough for gloved hands and offer an external zipper pocket that’s perfect for cell phones, wallets, keys and even tucking a tethered handheld into, if you prefer to not wear it on your chest. Shell Pockets are also a great storage compartment when balancing the vest.

BUILT IN DOG CARRIER - A lifeline when emergency strikes

The reality is that the gear we use and carry is mostly for our dogs. Water, first aid kits, multi-tools and more.. all to ensure we're prepared for when 'crap' happens. 

During the design and testing phases, it was critical for us to construct the vest so that it could carry a heavy load, in case a dog became injured. By designing the way our game bag closed and connected to the shoulder harness, we created an innovative way to open the bag, place the torso/mid section of the dog between the panels and then simply close the bag, connect to the harness and hustle back to the truck.

Not having to leave your gun or gear afield in a mad dash and securely carrying the dog to receive aid can make a less than ideal day afield, better.

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    Ranger / Brown / 22"-27" (SM) / Under 20" (SH) - $315.00